Ok, first off this is my first post here at the Firing Line. Name is Steve. Active duty military stationed in Idaho. Anyway, on to the question!
I have an old Smith & Wesson round butt with a 4" bbl. It's a nickle plated gun, with the following roll-marked on the top of the barrel:
Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass USA
Patented Oct 8 1901 Dec 17 1901
Feb 8 (or 6?) 1906 Sept 14 1909 Dec 29 191x (last number unreadable)
Rollmarked on the rt side of the bbl is:
38 S&W SPECIAL CTG
Rollmarked on the left side of bbl is:
SMITH & WESSON
Rollmarked on the bottom of the butt and cylinder is the SN#
There are 3 screws on the right sideplate, one at the front of the trigger guard, one on the lower frontstrap and one on the cylinder latch. The barrel is pinned.
Can anyone tell me about this gun? I got it for free years ago. It's probably not worth a darn because there is little plating left on the sideplate and several other spots. I'm just looking for an approx date of manufacture and model.
Thanks for your help! -Steve
Last edited by *Paladin*; November 8, 2011 at 03:48 PM.